Damico (2207) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark unclear chestnut black with no head. The aroma is powdery citrus zest with some sweet notes. The flavor of a sour malty sweet bomb not very pleasant on the palate as I expected. The body is thick but smooth with a very tart dry ending.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the RBSG. Nose of soy, vinegar, plum, shiitake mushrooms. Very sour, with Japanese ume, soy, port. Very aged feeling, and well funky. Interesting as hell, but a little bit hard to like. A challenging brew.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is tart, citric and toasted dark malty, liqourice. Smooth fruity, prunes, citric and figs. Lingering slight fruity, dark wooden malty and hard roasted.
radagast83 (3744) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled this at a sour tasting that Tomme Arthur showed up at out of the blue at - he was definately gone by this point - but hey - he left some good beers! This one opened with no pop whatsoever - "like a fine..." you know, I keed, I keed. Anyway, this one has a very interesting history that we got a bit of - we were told of its origins and where it ended up. So anyway, this beer poured a near pitch black, perhaps extremely dark ruby color. Aroma has notes of chocolate and a touch of woody vanilla along with other barrel notes. Plenty of dried fruits - raisins, along with some aged grape notes. Pared side by side with something special showed a little less oxidation. By far the most different Veritas beer.
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
no pop on the cork, pours a still black. fairly lifeless. no carbonation.
light vanilla and bourbon with a slight tart cherry very reminiscent of red poppy. light tart cherry with a subtle mix of grape and cheap red wine. the bourbon and vanilla blended well however they never helped this out. i found this very 2 sided and completely lacking any complexity. it was 2 parts, cherry and bourbon. nothing special here. dead flat with a hint of dryness. this was boring, everyone i spoke with after i opened this agreed that it was more or less terrible. Reviewed on: 10-09-2011
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark reddish brown with no head. There are a couple bubbles at the edge of the glass and no lacing. Aroma is red wine, brown sugar, cherry, some bourbon, and a bit of leather. The taste is sweet and tart with cherry, red wine, bourbon, and leather. The finish has tart lactic cherry and little bit of acetic acid. Medium-full body. Low carbonation. Pretty good. Not mind blowing, but certainly an interesting beer.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of Mick
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, roast, vinegar, lemon, and cherry. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a minimal beige head. The flavor starts with sour cherry. It finishes with lemon, vinegar, chocolate, and roastiness. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall, I’m generally not a fan of sour and roasty.
ICEatALAMO (780) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours black with no head. Huge sour aroma that is a little overwhelming. The sour continues in the taste. Not my favorite style so take it for what it is.
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BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color, thin head. Tons of cherry and barrel aromas. Lots of sour aroma and flavors. This was a rich and tasty brew. Lots of barrel flavor and dry finish.
BoBoChamp (4674) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 75cl, at 8%Vol (009 written on the cork), new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with sour cherries, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sour brew, sour/vinous and slightly alcoholic/fruity/roasted, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good and original brew, yet very expensive!